As the owner of sbcontario.ca (the ‘WebSite’), Small Business Centres (SBC) Ontario (‘we’ or ‘us’) understand that your privacy is of the utmost importance. This policy describes:

  • How we collect, use, disclose, and protect the personal information of our website users (“you“);
  • Describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may
    provide when you visit the WebSite; and
  • Our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

We will only use your personal information in accordance with this policy unless otherwise required by applicable law. We take steps to ensure that the personal information that we collect about you is adequate, relevant, not excessive, and used for limited purposes.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices for collecting, processing, and storing your information. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Site. By accessing or using this Website, you indicate that you understand, accept, and consent to the practices described in this policy. This policy may change from time to time (see Changes to Our Privacy Policy). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes indicates that you accept and consent to those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Privacy laws in Canada generally define “personal information” as any information about an identifiable individual, which includes information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person. Personal information does not include business contact information, including your name, title, or business contact information.

What information do we gather?

We store user input data through our contact form at https://www.sbcontario.ca/contact/. User inquiries and comments sent as email messages will be routed to the appropriate third party for response and are stored in our database. The form gathers first name, last name, and email address as required fields. The optional fields are phone number, region, type of business, and message. You can request to be removed from our database through our contact form at https://www.sbcontario.ca/contact/.

Please note this form is protected by Google ReCaptcha, for details on Google’s privacy policy please visit https://safety.google/privacy/.

Do we use cookies?

We collect information through cookies on the Site. This gives us information and statistics about traffic on the Site in order to ease navigation and provide an optimal user experience. The cookie files used on the site are pages visited and inquiries.

We use Google Analytics to analyze use of the Site. Google Analytics gathers information about the Site usage through cookies. We then use that information to create reports about the use of our website. You can review Google’s privacy policy at https://safety.google/privacy/.

Most web browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The method for doing so varies from browser to browser. Please check the cookie policy on your browser of choice, typically found under Privacy and Security in Settings.

Will we share your information?

Your email inquiry may be routed to the appropriate office within our Small Business Centres Ontario Network. Our network consists of 54 Small Business Centres across Ontario. However, we will never, in any circumstances, share your personal information with outside organizations or individuals.

Third-Party Links

The Site may contain links to third-party websites and resources. These third-party sites have their own privacy policies, available on their individual websites. We, therefore, have no liability or responsibility for the content of these sites. We do, however, seek to protect the integrity of our Site and welcome any feedback with regard to third-party sites.

Your Consent

By using our Website you are consenting to our Privacy Policy.

Contact

Should you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or the practices of this WebSite, please contact us at https://www.sbcontario.ca/contact/.

Small Business Centres (SBC) Ontario
February 2021